This blog is in memory of our beloved Border Collie Tippy who died on July 28th 2010. Every Sunday over the course of the next few months I will post memories and pictures of her life with us, both as a working farm dog, family pet, best friend and work mate.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Have A Happy Christmas Tippy.

Every year on Christmas Eve we have a buffet tea party and as with everything we do the dogs are included as much as possible. Here you can see Tippy is well prepared and knows exactly who to suck up to when requiring a sausage roll or mince pie. The only thing I ever remember her stealing was a tray of mince pies. It was the first Christmas that she was with us and Vicki had made some mince pies and left them on the kitchen worktop waiting to go in the oven. Some time later we found Tippy being violently sick and it wasn’t long before we found out why because when Vicki went to put the pies in the oven most of them were missing! However mince pies did remain one of her favourites although she stuck to cooked ones and only when they were given to her.

Look what I found!

I love you grandad.

I will miss you this year Tippy.


  1. What a great Christmas story.

  2. That's quite a spread!! And who could blame Tippy? all looks sooo delish!!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  3. Great story. Can we come to your house for Christmas this year? The picture made me hungry and we never get to sit at the table!

    Emma Rose